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Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché

Musée des Tapisseries
Musée des Tapisseries
Musée des Tapisseries
Musée des Tapisseries
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché
Musée des Tapisseries, Palais de l'Archevêché

Museum

Created in 1909, now an accredited Musée de France, the tapestry museum is housed on the 1st floor of the former Archbishop's Palace, in the staterooms.

The palace, a listed Historic Monument, is made up of four wings and an interior courtyard and was, until the beginning of the 20th century, the residence of several Aix prelates. The different eras and residents have left their mark on the palace's architecture, which has been renovated and restored to its former glory.

The collection, made up of 17th and 18th century tapestries, consists of three suites, with: 'The Grotesque', inspired by Berain, 'The Story of Don Quixote', by Natoire and 'Russian Games', by Leprince. There are also some remarkable pieces of furniture (cabinets, chairs, dressers).

On the ground floor, the 'Gothic' room hosts temporary exhibitions, while the courtyard houses the Theatre of the Archbishop, one of the venues of the Aix-en-Provence Festival (Opera Festival).

Boasting an international reputation, the Aix Festival has given a new direction to the museum since the 1970s. It has resulted in the creation of a collection of textile arts, contemporary arts and performing arts with the aim of creating an 'Opera Centre' to house the town's opera heritage collections originally created for the Aix Festival and the Jeu de Paume theatre.

With the City Pass

Admission to the Musée des Tapisseries - Palais de l’Archevêché is free on presentation of the City Pass. It gives access to the permanent collection and to temporary exhibitions - offer valid for one admission during the period of validity of your Pass.

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Useful Information

Until April 14:
Every day except on Tuesday (weekly closure) - from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5pm

April 15 to October 15:
Every day except on Tuesday (weekly closure) - from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 6pm

Exceptional closures : 1st of January, 1st of May and the 25th of December.

Prices

Entrance between €0.00 and €3.70
✘ Full price 3.70 euros
✘ Free for under-25s, students, journalists, municipal staff, teachers and those who are granted legal 10% aid of the CPA.
✘ Free admission every first Sunday of each month.

✘ Free access with the City Pass Aix-en-Provence

✘ Summer Pass Museum : This 15-euro Pass allows admission to all Aixois municipal museums from 21 June to 13 October 2019 :
▶ Musée du Vieil Aix
▶ Musée Granet
▶ Musée des Tapisseries
▶ Musée du Pavillon de Vendôme

Means of payment

credit card, cash, cheque, visa card, bleue card

Labels and recommendations

Musée de France

Facilities, Services and Conditions

Activities

  • concerts
  • permanent exhibitions
  • exhibitions
  • guided tours

Parking

  • Public car park

Location